Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Last Camping Trip of 2013'


Alan and I wanted to get one last camping trip in for this year. We couldn't have asked for better weather and scenery, it was just breathtaking!
This was where we camped. The leaves are starting to turn their brilliant colors, and very soon this will be a palette of Autumn glory.


We took our old girl Tessa with us, as we know this will be her last trip ever. She loves to go camping and though she is so very old and her health and old bones are failing her, she was so excited to go.
Behind Tessa you can see Lizzie's tail.. she is my lil' Chihuahua and she is not much of a camping gal.
Lizzie pretty much whined the whole trip. Lol..


Alan kept a  toasty fire going.
We ate  dutch oven stroganoff, we talked and  we laughed while sipping on some St. Chapels Special Harvest wine til late into the night.


The next morning we headed home with a bundle of Autumn leaves...for decorating.


I am looking forward to cutting some of my Aspen leaves when they turn yellow. I think they will be stunning tucked in with the oranges and reds..against the freshly painted Rockport Grey walls.


I tucked a few leaves in my newest thrift store find.
This is a Royal Copley Doe and Fawn vase. I only paid $1 for this treasure.. I was just tickled as I hadn't been thrifting for a while.
 It was a wonderful couple of days :)

Today, on my work table I have a few witches that need some hair and a pointy hats... after the witches get some hair, its off to the garden to pick natures bounty, then maybe a little Fall decorating.

Do any of you like to go camping in the Fall? or maybe have a Fall picnic?
I'd love to hear about it :)

Take care,
~Diane


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Autumn & Halloween Goodies!

  Hello, and Happy Autumn!
 I cant think of a better time to start blogging and creating again.


Don't you absolutely LOVE the Fall ?
 I do!   It's my most favorite time of year.
We have had a rather long and hot summer... Lately though, it has cooled off in the mornings and evenings.
We've even had some rainy days. And finally, you can smell Fall in the air.

This past summer, hubby and I planted our first garden. We've  had some successes and some failures, and we've learned a grundle to take with us next year.
I wanted to share with you my most prized part of the garden.
PUMPKINS!!!
 Yes,yes I've always dreamed of a huge pumpkin patch..with so many pumpkins, that I could have an Autumn festival and invite all the kids near and far to pick their own pumpkin.. well....
after planting, RE-PLANTING and RE-PLANTING i did get a huge patch, but only 5 pumpkins.
the good Lord made sure I had just enough pumpkins for each one of my grankids.. Thank you Jesus!!!
And once again, I learned a grundle..

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Besides caring for a garden,  Life has settled down enough for me to get lost in my dream again. Creating
one of a kind Holiday art. This JOL was so much fun to create and just today he made his debut on Ebay.


And whats Halloween without a Ghostly Ghoul ? This Ornament is also making his debut on Ebay.
Click here to see this Spooky Ghost.


I wish you all a most wonderful Autumn day :)

~Diane